It is well known that Gossips advocates for preserving historic wood windows, and Jack Alvarez, the architect member of the Hudson Historic Preservation Commission, has published and done workshops about the advantages of restoring original windows. This being the case, it's somewhat unexpected that Alvarez is participating in a "design charette" that takes place tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Harbrook Fine Windows, Doors & Hardware in Albany, and Gossips is posting about it. Still it's a terrific opportunity for anyone planning a restoration project to sit with an architect--or more than one--to discuss plans and maybe get some ideas, without being obligated to hire someone. Along with Jack Alvarez (AIA, Landmark Consulting, Albany), the other architects that will be participating are Susan Davis (R.T., LEED Green Associate, SD Atelier, Saratoga), Paul Scoville (AIA, Albany), and Michael Tuck (AIA, LEED AP, Balzer + Tuck Architecture, Saratoga). Preregistration in encouraged and can be done online.